In an interview with IGN, Orlando Bloom said that Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales may be a soft reboot for the series. He said that he hasn’t agreed to appear in the film yet but the story is interesting to him.
He said: “I’m not entirely sure that [I’ll be back] just yet, but there are talks. Basically they want to reboot the whole franchise, I think, and do something with me and the relationship with my son. I’m of course Davey Jones now, so I’m down the bottom of the ocean. It might be kind of fun to do something where I’m rumbling round the bottom of the ocean, because I won’t look anything like me. [Gestures to face] Get all gnarly.”
Johnny Depp is set to return as Captain Jack Sparrow. There are rumors that Geoffrey Rush may be back as Barbossa. Javier Bardem is the top choice to play the new villain Captain Brand, a ghost who wants revenge against Sparrow (who he blames for killing his brother). The film will be directed by Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg (Kon-Tiki). It will begin shooting in early 2015 in Australia for a July 2017 release.